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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Computer Consulting 101: Ideas for Hiring

As a business in search of a computer consulting firm, you should not rush when choosing the right one to fulfill your complex needs. Computer Consulting 101 offers hiring tips that will help you interview and screen local firms. The first step is identifying the problem of hiring, the second is recognizing the basic criteria needed to help you find the right computer consulting vendors.


Many small business owners don’t know how to handle a computer consultant that is difficult to work with, but uncovering these types of computer consultants at the start of the relationship or before you hire them at all can help avoid problems.

The biggest problem in hiring a computer consulting firm is that it requires very different interviewing techniques than hiring internal employees requires. Besides the obvious issue of figuring out legal issues that surround retaining the services of contractors, the questions you ask potential computer consultants will help put you on the right track. The following Computer Consulting 101 Hiring Questions will help you make the right choice:

1. Do you have a day job, or are you a full time consultant?
2. Are you working alone, or are you a business with multiple employees? What are their names and qualifications?
3. What size is your typical client in terms of PC’s, employees and revenue annually?
4. Are you a generalist or a specialist consulting company? What industries have you worked with, and with what software applications and aspects?

These guideline Computer Consulting 101 hiring questions will help small business owners and managers better deal with the process of finding the right computer consultants. For more tips, you can look at the second part of this Computer Consulting 101 series.

Blogged By: Computer Consulting 101 Professional Kit